YC-Backed Pakible Makes It Dead Simple For Businesses To Design, Ship Packaging

Reddit_box_5 With e-commerce startups breaking into eyewear, beauty, shaving, monthly subscriptions products and more, there will be plenty of need for boxes and packaging. That’s where Pakible, a Y Combinator-backed startup, is hoping to come in. Founded by Nick Carson and Phillip Akhzar, who used to work for iPhone and iPad repair startup iCracked, the company makes it simple for any business… Read More

YouTube Debuts A New Resource Site For Music Artists

Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 1.57.48 PM Following this morning’s news regarding the launch a “Cards,” a system designed to eventually replace annotations on YouTube, the company also announced the launch of a new site called YouTube for Artists. The website aims to be more of guide to various resources available to music artists promoting their work on YouTube, and includes tips about how to get discovered, how… Read More

A Steady Erosion Of Confidence In Government

coastalerosion Governments around the world are facing significant political turmoil and enormous economic stress as they struggle with an alarming and unprecedented array of public policy crises today. And – whether it’s the desperate water scarcity in Brazil, the darkness-inducing rural electricity shortfall in India, the precipitous financial meltdown in Russia, or the festering income… Read More

Here’s What It’s Like To Use The Force Touch Trackpad On The New Retina MacBook Pro

force-touch-trackpad-2 The new technology was described in detail as a tentpole feature of the upcoming MacBook, which ships on April 10, but its use in the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which is available now, represents both the first opportunity for testing beyond a quick hands-on, and a sign that Apple likely wants to make this the default trackpad tech across its lineup in the future. Video Walkthrough Different,… Read More

OnboardIQ Simplifies Hiring For On-Demand Startups

OnboardIQ OnboardIQ streamlines the process of hiring the thousands of people needed to get a baseline of quality service in a city at an on-demand startup. Launching as a private beta today, OnboardIQ’s team takes your onboarding funnel and automates what it can, leaving HR with more time to spend on looking through applications and interviewing candidates. Read More

Atlas Wants To Pay You To Name Its New $200M Tech Fund

fka Jeff Fagnan of Atlas Ventures has announced a new $200 million fund dedicated exclusively to financing technology startups. The fund is currently operating as FKA (“formerly known as”) and will be the first time that Atlas Ventures has split its tech/life sciences fund into two separate funds, with life sciences keeping the Atlas Ventures brand name. But the fund won’t be… Read More

LinkedIn Buys Careerify To Build Out Its Big Data Recruitment Business

linkedin-logo LinkedIn has made another acquisition to build out its big data recruitment business. It’s acquired Careerify, a startup based out of Toronto, Canada, that focuses on software for businesses to hire people.
Two of Careerify’s products — an employer branding software product (intended to help companies appear more attractive to prospective candidates) and “internal… Read More